Twenty-two-year-old Laura Bennett has led a privileged life. When her father's connections land her an internship in a congressional office in Washington, D.C., she takes the position without question, eager to get a feel for life in the nation's capital.

Her boss, Congressman Hal Gannon, is serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to his political position, the congressman with movie-star good looks is a staunchly moral "family advocate." According to city gossip, he is a womanizer. Laura quickly falls for the charming--and married--Gannon, but when she catches a stewardess at Gannon's apartment, she vows to destroy him.

Before she has a chance to carry out her threat, Laura goes missing. Searching for clues the police might have missed, her family hires private investigator Robert Brixton, a former cop who has also worked for the FBI. Brixton tracks down rumors about Gannon, but the congressman vehemently denies having anything untoward to do with Laura. Then Laura is found dead in the congressional cemetery, and many more questions are raised.

Margaret Truman


MARGARET TRUMAN won faithful readers with her biographies and her novels, particularly her Capital Crimes mysteries. Her books let readers into the corridors of power and privilege, poverty and pageantry, in the nation's capital.

Image result for Donald BainDONALD BAIN, the author of more than 115 books, including 40 bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery novels, was a longtime friend of Margaret Truman. He worked closely with her on her novels, and more than anyone understood the spirit and substance of her books.


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